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I am one that feels deeply, perhaps too deep at times. I am one that picks up on emotions as well as vibrations. Maybe you are as well and if so, then this post is written for you to help light the path.
We talked about Empath’s and Shadow work, and what it’s like to absorb the energy of others. Being an empath also comes with a great deal of being a highly sensitive person. That in turn comes with a shadow side and hurt feelings and emotions are often the result of it and trapped if not properly recognized and cleared.
Here is a list you might identify with…
- You have good instincts, but often don’t let yourself trust them
- You bottle up anger and the end up lashing out unintentionally
- You do things you’re not comfortable with to avoid upsetting anyone
- You have a hard time not taking things personally
- You read into things too much and get stuck in overthinking
- You u can easily fall into putting other people’s needs way above your own
- You frequently second guess your choices
- You try to make other people happy / often to your own detriment
- You don’t take as good fare of yourself as you deserve
- You overly blame yourself for things that aren’t your fault
It was during my February recap that listed what worked, what got better, and what got worse. Looking back and recapping these successes and what one might consider opportunities and shortcomings had become an essential part of my life. I believe it has found an important place in my life. One that is needed to stay in consciousness and awareness, to not let too much time pass before changing course, and one that allows you to celebrate progress as you put all the pieces together.
These days I work to embrace my vulnerability and shadow side as a precious gift. Being a highly sensitive person allows you to feel so much more. Feeling is the essence of being alive. It allows emotions others are not capable of, in mere existence. I want to be alive and not just exist, and feeling deeply is what is required. Relax and trust the process, it doesn’t have to be scary or bad. It never is if you focus on the positive.